More like Introspective 2 than Disco 3.
A few superb new tracks and excellent, radical remixes of recent favourites.
At last they've released "Positive Role Model" which must mean that it will now never be a single - are they mad? For anyone who doesn't know, it's a sample of the best bit of the Barry White song "My First, My Last, My Everything" with some typical Tennant re-invent yourself lyrics; you might remember they performed it at Glastonbury a few years ago. It's fantastic.
The new versions of "Home and Dry", "London" and "Here" bear no resemblence to those on last year's "Release". They are reworked with a techno beat and are all the better for it.
But the highlights of Disco 3 are the new songs. "Try it (I'm in Love With A Married Man)" must be the best thing they've done since "Can You Forgive Her" while "Somebody Else's Business" and "If Looks Could Kill" are PSB songwriting at its best - gone is the maudlin and portentous atmosphere that has blighted some of their output since "Very" and it's been replaced by what we all loved in the first place - wry, understated and interesting lyrics to a disco beat.
The CD finishes with a second version of "London" the "Genuine Piano Mix". This was my favourite song from "Release" and is such a refreshing antidote to all the tabloid and politicians' rubbish about asylum seekers. "Tell it like it is" they say. They do, and it, like the rest of Disco 3 is a credit to the Pet Shop Boys. I can't recommend it highly enough.